jaPODCAST – 9: Interview: Tips and Advice from Dave – a longtime Jamaican Expat in Japan

In the last episode, I did an interview with Ariel Mathews who is from the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Ariel talked about her experiences as someone arriving fresh in Japan on the JET program. My guest today is Dave Collymore who is somewhat of a celebrity in the Jamaican community here in Japan. … Continue reading jaPODCAST – 9: Interview: Tips and Advice from Dave – a longtime Jamaican Expat in Japan

Internal ramblings related to Coronavirus/COVID-19

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This Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has become quite the global disaster affecting every corner of the globe. Diseases affecting and threatening to the globe have become frighteningly frequent - SARS, H1N1, Ebola and Zika are just a few that comes to mind. Global pandemics are not new but the march of globalism and a connected world is … Continue reading Internal ramblings related to Coronavirus/COVID-19

The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts

The National Museum Jamaica, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica, officially opened a temporary exhibition titled “The spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts.” This exhibition seeks the understanding of viewers about the brief history of Japanese martial-arts-from battlefield combat techniques to popular sports or physical exercise tempering the body … Continue reading The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts

The Hidden Beauty of Japan: 2017 Calendar

The Japan National Tourism Organization has released a set of beautiful photographs under the theme "The Hidden Beauty of Japan”. The set of 12 photographs is released in the form of a calendar in various desktop sizes and features hidden landscapes all over Japan. The 12 months are: January: Hirakasa Hadaka-Mairi (Naked Pilgrimage), Iwate February: First Tadami … Continue reading The Hidden Beauty of Japan: 2017 Calendar